Transporting Ebola


Published 08/07 2014 03:31PM

Updated 08/07 2014 03:42PM

(WXIA)  Two Ebola patients continue to fight for their lives at Emory University Hospital.

While they can't give specifics on Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, doctors at Emory say so far there have been no surprises.

"The whole idea is frequent monitoring, excellent nursing, frequent vital signs, and then treating problems as they arise," said Dr. Jay Varkey of the infectious disease unit.

Meanwhile, the team responsible for getting both Writebol and Brantly to Emory described their last few days.

John Arevalo and Gail Stallings of Grady EMS sat in the back of this ambulance with Writebol. Her transportation required one more paramedic because of her health, and several more vehicles around her because of the extra workday traffic. But they saw no surprises and, they say, felt few nerves as they took her to the hospital.

"We cleaned the truck for about four hours after news crews stopped following us, so we spent a lot of time getting the truck clean," said Stallings. 

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